Start with a clean tone, then add a thick, deep, lush reverb (or echo) and some vibrato. If you can add a little vibrato from a whammy bar then you're ready to go! Play some bass notes, then an A minor chord, walk up to the next chord, a D major as the IV chord.
Finish by adding an F major then walk down the minor scale to start again! This creates the instant atmospheric vibe of those old Westerns!
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